"He helped me experience Israel for the first time, but also to discover within myself a connection to the place and to the people that was thousands of years old. Birthright with Ronen wasn't a field trip, or a vacation -- it was a once-in-a-lifetime event that had more fun, learning, and meaning packed into ten days than most people get in ten years. We laughed, we cried, and we reminded ourselves why we care about this place, and our people, so much. I wish everyone visiting Israel for the first time, or for the tenth time, could be lucky enough to go with Ronen and see it through his eyes. I'm thankful that I did."